Recent results from the E814 collaboration are presented for reactions of 14.6 GeV/nucleon 28Si projectiles with targets of Al, Cu, and Pb. This includes transverse energy distributions over the full solid angle and the distribution of charged particle multiplicity in the forward hemisphere. Furthermore we present recent results on transverse momentum spectra and rapidity distributions for protons and discuss them in terms of stopping and/or transparency. A fraction of nucleons emerges at beam rapidity, even for the most central collisions. These 'punch-through' distributions are shown to yield information on the in-medium nucleon-nucleon cross section. Finally, we discuss antiproton production at 0° as a function of event centrality to shed some light on possible reabsorption.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics